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By Prison Legal News

A cell phone video, which went viral on the Internet, showed several Angola prison guards kicking prisoners and beating them with sticks, then laughing as they left the prisoners bleeding and crying on the floor.  Amnesty International called the incident shocking and urged the government to prosecute the guards.  In a rare reaction from one of Africa’s most authoritarian government, on September 27, 2013, Angola officials suspended 16 prison guards and firemen in connection with the brutal attack.  The prison’s director was among those suspended, and the Interior Ministry said criminal charges would likely follow.

About Christopher Zoukis, MBA

Christopher Zoukis, MBA, is the Managing Director of the Zoukis Consulting Group, a federal prison consultancy that assists attorneys, federal criminal defendants, and federal prisoners with prison preparation, in-prison matters, and reentry. His books include Directory of Federal Prisons (Middle Street Publishing, 2020), Federal Prison Handbook (Middle Street Publishing, 2017), Prison Education Guide (PLN Publishing, 2016), and College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons (McFarland & Company, 2014).

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